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Re: wallichii survery
>>requiring lots of prunings(weekly). Clean water, low
in N and high in P, deep gravel, 3 watts or more of
light/gallon, no SAE's and both hard and soft water.
I'll say that it does seem to do better in softer
water, low N with PO4's.Lower NO3's cause more red
color in most Rotala sp. <<
To back up what Tom has recommend, I thought I would
add that I don't ever add extra nitrogen to my tank.
Neither do I add phosphorus. I have kept them with
SAE's without problems. The one exception was when I
had green hair algae growing on the wallichii, and
then the SAEs went to town. I do see them nibble once
in a while, but I guess they have plenty of other
algae to eat. :) So I would say, don't avoid this
species just because you have SAEs.
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